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Safety and Health Advisor

Competition: 030350
Job type: Permanent Vacancy
Full/part time: Full Time
Category: Union
Number of positions: 1
Location: Richmond
Closing date:

February 28, 2019

Are you an occupational health and safety professional with experience administering a corporate safety, health, and wellness program? We're seeking a safety and health advisor to coach our managers on the reduction of workplace hazards and the elimination of workplace injuries and illnesses at our office in Richmond and area offices throughout the province. You'll be part of a team whose goal is to provide safety, health, and wellness programs that support, educate, and encourage staff to adopt healthy lifestyles.

What you'll do
As a safety and health advisor you will:

  • Provide advice and training on occupational health and safety policies, regulations, and codes
  • Analyze issues and generate approaches to solve health and safety problems
  • Create and recommend innovative solutions to safety and health issues
  • Develop and deliver corporate safety and health training sessions to ensure complete understanding of potential risks within the workplace
  • Plan and coordinate activities for our corporate Safety, Health, and Wellness program
  • Develop strong relationships with managers and employees to help them define and achieve our safety culture goals and continuously improve safety performance
  • Assist managers in investigating and documenting reported incidents of injuries and identify actions to reduce injuries

Is this a good fit for you?
We're looking for someone who can:

  • Research and interpret technical information, occupational health and safety policy, procedures, regulations, and codes and present information to a variety of audiences using multi-media tools
  • Provide direction, support, and motivation that will promote ideas and influence others
  • Change current practices if necessary and evaluate opportunities for improvement
  • Research and produce technical reports, work plans, and other safety documentation
  • Design and develop occupational health and safety programs and training materials
  • Reference, interpret, and apply WorkSafeBC and occupational health and safety regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Identify hazards and investigate accidents

Your experience and educational background:

  • A university degree in a related discipline and a minimum of three years of experience in occupational health and safety (Note: A diploma/certificate in occupational health and safety with at least five years of experience in health and safety will be considered.)
  • Experience administering an occupational health and safety program, facilitating the resolution of health and safety issues, and providing advice to managers
  • A CRSP or CSP designation is preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and safety programs
  • General knowledge of safety audits and processes
  • General knowledge of fire/building code, environmental regulations, ANSI, CSA, ASHRAE

Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers' compensation system today and for future generations. We're honoured to serve the almost 2.3 million workers and 235,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It's challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits
Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about our what we offer.

WorkSafeBC is an inclusive and accessible employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Only those under consideration will be contacted. If you're unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.